|(The Thrill of Finding) Money: A Staged Reading - Shaping San Francisco|
"Money: A Comedy with Music" is a satiric portrayal of an economically troubled society in which an American banker tries to explain how money works. The new play written in 2010 in San Francisco moves from Brazil to New York, from scenes of wealth to scenes of bankruptcy, accompanied by cabaret songs, chicanery and financial chaos. Developed this year, but indebted to the Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project from the 1930s, "Money" incorporates puppetry, film clips, news headlines, ...
Keywords: 1937; money; economics; comedy; musical; Federal Theater Project; WPA; Depression; derivatives
|Surviving the Economic Meltdown One Neighborhood at a Time - Shaping San Francisco|
Economic meltdown? Recession? Depression? What are we to do? With the bailout benefiting Wall Street at the expense of Main Street, many are expect the new Obama administration to champion a New New Deal. But how will working people fare? Will the catalyst for change come from above or below? What lessons can we learn from the past and what are âurban homesteadersâ already doing to localize the economy at the neighborhood level? Featuring working class historian Gifford Hartman, who will revis...
Keywords: Economic crisis; Depression; urban homesteaders; self-reliance; localization; 1930s anti-eviction; gardening; alternative energy; graywater; Food Not Bombs
|The Indispensable New Deal - Shaping San Francisco|
Local historian, geographer and author Gray Brechin ("Imperial San Francisco") gives an opinionated and sharp tour through the hidden legacy of the New Deal in San Francisco and California. He looks at buildings, murals, and more, with a clear exposition of the different agencies that organized the work: CCC, WPA, PWA, etc. Held at CounterPULSE, Nov. 12, 2008, as part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series.
Keywords: New Deal; WPA; Depression; 1930s; San Francisco; CCC; PWA; public works; FDR; Franklin Roosevelt